On March 21, 2012 IN NEW YORK CITY LIMO (With Crump) Pam Bondi (on phone): : “Hey Sybrina, Tracy, are you there. Hi. I am so very, very, sorry. As attorney general, I have absolutely no legal authority to take the case, and I looked, I tried.” Source: (6:04-6:38)
[Wow. (She looked. She tried. She’s so very, very sorry). Unbelievable. Well, she can’t do it so…]
Pam Bondi encourages the governor (Source) to assign Angela Corey (Pam Bondi’s friend and her Attorney General 2010 campaign chair, Angela Corey.
However, after State Attorney Angela Corey was assigned to the case by Florida Governor Rick Scott on March 22, she decided that her office would decide whether to press charges. “…I foresee us being able to make a decision, and move on it on our own.“
[Corey decided right away to cancel the grand jury, because she could “foresee.. being able to make a decision, and move on it.. on [their] own.”. Oh, and I’m sure she did. That decision had obviously already been made, they were already moving on it, and it was on their own (regardless of what “the investigation” found).
In addition to cancelling the grand jury, Angela Corey also prayed with the parents of Trayvon Martin upon their first meeting, referred to Trayvon as a victim very early on, and had friendly telephone conversations with the anti-Zimmerman movement. At other times simulating impartiality.]
“In a March 29 letter, a claims analyst with the Attorney General’s Office notified Fulton that she had been deemed eligible for the [victim] compensation benefits.” Source:
1:04 “What we care about is justice for Trayvon Martin’s family” [<pause, and as an afterthought>] “…and for both sides”
2:04“Shot, walking home”
2:28 “I’ve spoken to Trayvon’s parents, they are amazing people, and [their] lawyers, who are friends of mine…”
[Wow. That she would describe the attorneys representing one of the two sides in this case as her friends is, at the very least an example of blatant kowtowing in their favor.
(Could you imagine if she had said, “I’ve spoken to George Zimmerman and his parents- they are amazing people, and his lawyers, who are friends of mine…”? Of course not. She would have never said such a thing, even if it were true. Which it would not be true since neither she, nor Angela Corey, nor the governor ever bothered to even talk to George Zimmerman (or his parents), much less offer any assurances that there would be justice for them.)
Not to mention that Zimmerman had not even hired a lawyer at that point for her to be friends with because he apparently had confidence in the fairness of the judicial system. (I bet he’ll never make that mistake again.) The bias that came from the governor on down in this case is staggering and blatant.]
April 11 Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi released a statement saying she had full confidence in the charges.“ When I worked with Governor Scott to appoint State Attorney Angela Corey to the case involving Trayvon Martin, I did so with the full confidence that a swift and thorough investigation would be conducted,”
Bondi said in her statement. “Today, State Attorney Corey’s decision to press charges against George Zimmerman for the shooting of Trayvon demonstrates Corey’s commitment to bringing justice to Trayvon’s family and allowing due process for Zimmerman.” Source
April 11 Earlier in the day, special prosecutor Angela Corey announced the charges in a news conference.
“It is the search for justice for Trayvon that has brought us to this moment,” state attorney Corey said.
Corey also had a message for those who have been rushing to judgment on the case.
“You cannot know what it’s like to launch this type of investigation and come to this conclusion,” State Attorney Angela Corey said during the press conference.
“We don’t prosecute by public pressure or petition. We prosecute cases on the relevant facts of each case and on the laws of the state of Florida.” Source
Could it be any more obvious that Zimmerman was railroaded due to public pressure?
Assuming the dates are correct on the comment made to Trayvon’s parents from Bondi on the phone and the declaration of the Martin’s as victims, does there need to be any further smoking gun?
Attorney General Bondi had determined that Trayvon Martin was a victim two weeksbefore this “decision” was made. Bondi was apologetically pleading with Martin’s parents to forgive her for being unable to prosecute Zimmerman herself twenty days before this “decision” was made.
Keep in mind, Bondi obviously had it made up in her mind that she was going to have Zimmerman charged before Corey even took the case. Before any FDLE investigation had been done to base it on. Zimmerman was going to be prosecuted no matter what the investigation found.
It makes me so angry that they are just getting away with this in the country I live in. At this point, I am really hoping that people get a sense of outrage and that this matter is investigated and appropriate action is taken. This is obviously not how our justice system is supposed to operate.
Zimmerman was obviously attacked, obviously injured, and he was obviously the person screaming for help. This was obviously a self-defense situation. This has never been a murder case. (The prosecution figures if they shoot for murder, Zimmerman may be intimidated into a plea for manslaughter or the jury will “compromise” on manslaughter.)
That this farce has been carried this far by the government of Florida is a shame. If there is justice the self-defense immunity hearing will find in Zimmerman’s favor, so that he has civil immunity. I’m sorry Trayvon’s parents lost their son. However, it would not be fair if the family of the assailant in this case goes on a suing spree, financially victimizing innocent parties, such as the homeowners in that neighborhood and George Zimmerman himself.
Almost all of my information and inspiration comes from some information in an article at the Conservative Tree House here (the part about Pam Bondi specifically. I don’t believe Trayvon’s parents are motivated purely by financial motives, etc.) and the timeline laid out by Diwataman in the comments section. All I did was add formatting, comments, and some stuff from Wikipedia.